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“Friendship”

Trying to Avoid Awkwardness After Rejection

Chris Grace - July 25, 2017

Being friends is one thing, but trying to be friends after rejection is another. It's an awkward situation to navigate, but it can be done! Today, Dr. Chris Grace offers help for how to be friends with someone after they rejected you. 


The Value of Intergenerational Friendships

Biola CMR - April 19, 2017

It's natural for us to be more comfortable hanging out with peers our own age and life stage, but the Bible repeatedly emphasizes the richness of intergenerational friendships. What are some practical ways to initiate relationships with people both younger and older than us? In today's video, Dr. Donna Thoennes explores biblical passages that call for discipleship within these intergenerational friendships.


How Do I Help A Friend Struggling With Depression?

Ask the Expert Q&A - January 31, 2017

Unfortunately, many people struggle with depression, and probably even more than we realize. Depression is a difficult and psychologically complex disorder, so what are some practical ways to help a friend dealing with it? In today's post, Dr. Grace offers sound guidance for helping friends and loved ones who battle depression.


Out with the Old and In with the New: A Hope-Filled Reflection for the New Year

Chris Grace - December 27, 2016

The Bible says God has already begun the work of making things new, but why do we so often miss it?  As we enter a new year with our hopes and dreams, Dr. Chris Grace reminds us of God’s promises and the hope we have in Him.


Is It Important to be Your Spouse's Friend?

Chris Grace, Ask the Expert Q&A - November 29, 2016

Research shows a close friendship between spouses is not only beneficial for a happy marriage, but is also foundational and necessary for deeper intimacy. Read Dr. Chris Grace's ideas on practical ways to increase friendship in your marriage.


Can You Be Friends with Your Ex?

Chris Grace, Ask the Expert Q&A - November 15, 2016

Often times when a romantic relationship ends, there are questions about what the relationship will look like afterwards. Is it possible, or healthy even, to stay friends with your ex? Read Dr. Chris Grace's response to this question.

 


How To Pursue Deep Friendships with Non-Christians

Biola CMR - November 2, 2016

Is it possible for Christians and non-Christians to cultivate a deep friendship? The Bible commands us to be in community with those who don’t know Christ, but how are Christians to navigate those relationships? Alisa Grace and Dr. Erik Thoennes share personal experiences and provide advice on how to intentionally relate to people with differing worldviews in this Q&A session.


Engaging in Temporary Friendships

Biola CMR - October 20, 2016

Oftentimes friendships change as we go through different seasons of life. Inevitably, some relationships will drift as you graduate from college or move to a different location. So what does it look like to invest in friendships that may be temporary? Dr. Erik Thoennes and Noreen Muehlhoff share how to create depth and meaning in friendships even if they are temporary.

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